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Puffing Billy & Phillip Island Penguin Tour


Public Tours

Public Tours From $195 (Children 4-14yrs $159)

Private Tours

Small Group Tours From $849

Steam your way through a lovely day with our Puffing Billy and Penguin Parade tour, a delightful combination of memorable attractions that you’ll love to visit.

Jump aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train to gently chug through lush forests, spotting birds and other wildlife, and waving to passers-by along the way. This 100 year old train with open air carriages is operated by over 900 dedicated volunteers and your journey crosses creeks and roads, weaving between ancient trees and enormous ferns. 

Then, head to the beautiful Phillip Island where you can stretch your legs with a walk along the coast, watch the fur seals and see wallabies bouncing around in their natural environment. As the sun starts to set, we travel to the world famous Penguin Parade to sit quietly and watch the little fairy penguins come home from a day out at sea fishing and swimming. 

On this tour, you’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, the jagged coastline of Phillip Island and abundant wildlife. Our experienced tour guides will share their knowledge of the area’s history and passion for wildlife conservation.

It's been brilliant, had loads of fun, can’t believe we saw so much. Everything was really good.
Great gang with loads of Craic! Thanks

Caroline Crawley

Public Tour

Ride Puffing Billy steam train from Belgrave to lakeside. WE DO THE FULL 1 HOUR TRAIN RIDE through lush mountain forest. We then drive down the mountain and make our way to Maru Wildlife Park to further explore before visiting the Penguin Parade. Two world class attractions - one great day touring.

Tour inclusions:

Tickets and entrance fees to all attractions including 1 HOUR Train Ride on  Puffing Billy and Maru Wildlife Park and General viewing at the Penguin Parade. We need you to make you way to our central pick up point-St Paul's Cathedral-Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, by 11.15am. Courtesy Hotel drop off in St.Kilda or Melbourne CBD at the end of the day. Bottled Water..

Tour Exclusions:

Meals are not included. You can bring our own lunch and eat it on Puffing Billy Steam train. There is plenty of time to purchase lunch at Emerald station, Emerald or Maru Wildlife Park. We have the same opportunity for you to purchase your dinner in Cowes or at the Philip Island Penguin Parade.

Your Journey - 13 hours

11.15am Pick-up at St Pauls Cathedral-crn Flinders st and Swanston st Melbourne City
12.30pm Ride the Puffing Billy steam train for 1 hour (tickets included)
1.45pm Lunch at Emerald or Bring your own (Lunch at own expense)
3.30pm Maru wildlife Park-Feed the Kangaroos(tickets included)
4.30pm Explore Philip Island including the Nobbies seaside lookout, Summerland's wildlife reserve and the information centre. Woolami Beach
6.30pm Dinner at Cowes (Dinner at own expense)
7.30pm Arrive at Philip Island Penguin Visitors Centre
8.30pm Watch our little blue Penguins cross the beach at the Phillip Island nature parks penguin parade (General Admission tickets included)
9.45pm Depart Philip Island Penguin Parade
11.30pm Commence Drop offs to St Kilda and City Hotels

     *If booking more than 13 participants please contact us for availability

Private Tour

Highlights of this tour include:

  • Pick up and return to your preferred location in the Melbourne CBD
  • Train tickets for Puffing Billy one hour train trip
  • Tickets/entrance fees to the Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • General viewing and entry into the Penguin Parade
  • Visit to the Penguin Parade information centre to view exhibits

As time permits, other attractions available on this tour include:

  • Visit to one of Phillip Islands many beautiful beaches
  • See the Grand Prix circuit
  • A Maze'N Things
  • Chocolate factory
  • Walking tracks
  • Antarctic journey at Nobbie's Centre
  • Philip Island Vineyard and Winery
  • Nobbies look-out, view seal colony
1 - 3 People A$849
4 - 5 People A$999
6 - 7 People A$1199
8 - 10 People A$1299
11 - 13 People A$1399

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A jump back in time to the days of steam trains, followed by a magical wild adventure watching the penguins at sunset. Two world class attractions in one great day out. A truly memorable experience…and all you have to do is sit back and relax!

Your tour guide offers a personalised service and experience for your group. This tour includes pick up and return to your preferred location within the Melbourne CBD and the tour duration is approximately 12 hours. Please note that tours may be subject to changes and passengers will be advised as appropriate.


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